Transportation

Introduction

Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants that contribute to health problems such as heart and respiratory diseases and cancer. Due to disproportionate exposure, these health impacts are frequently more pronounced in low-income communities next to major transportation corridors. In addition, the extraction, production, and global distribution of fuels for transportation can damage environmentally and/or culturally significant ecosystems and may financially benefit hostile and/or oppressive governments. Institutions can positively impact human and ecological health and support local economies by modeling sustainable transportation systems.

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Turning Trash into Transportation: Establishing and Growing a (Recycled) Campus-bicycle Sharing Program

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

At the University of Kentucky we have developed a highly successful and innovative bicycle sharing program called the Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library (www.wildcatwheels.org). The mission of our program ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Moving the Commuter Campus - TDM Initiatives

  • University of Toronto (ON)

The University of Toronto Mississauga is a suburban commuter campus located 20 miles west of the Toronto campus. Most undergraduate students come to this campus from within 20 miles and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Certificate in Sustainable Transportation

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

In this three-course certificate program, students examine the important issues involved in sustainable transportation planning. Students review policies and programs that encourage mixed use development and higher density levels in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Transportation Engineering

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The program welcomes applicants with undergraduate degrees in any scientific or engineering discipline.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Online Master of Sustainable Transportation

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Master of Sustainable Transportation program (MST) explores sustainable transportation planning, policy and analysis and examines the growing concern for transportation's environmental, social, energy and economic impact on our ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environment, Infrastructure & Transportation Specialization (Master of Urban Planning)

  • New York University (NY)

By specializing in Environment, Infrastructure and Transportation, students obtain the planning expertise needed to design and deliver public infrastructure services and safeguard environmental conditions for public health and welfare.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Certificate in Automotive Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (KS)

The Hybrid and Electric Vehicle program will allow the completer to apply the technical skill necessary to repair hybrid electric, electric, and fuel celled vehicles. The program of study will ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Campus Transport Management: Trip Reduction Programs on College, University and Research Campuses

  • Victoria Transport Policy Institute (BC)

Campus Transport Management programs are coordinated efforts to improve transportation options and reduce trips at colleges, universities and other campus facilities. TDM tends to be particularly effective and appropriate in ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Filling a Local Transportation Gap: Planning for a Cycling Future at York University

  • York University (ON)

PURPOSE: This multifaceted study set out to: a) assess the current state of York University's cycling infrastructure; b) determine of feasibility of a bike share at York University's ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Financing Models of Campus Charging Infrastructures For Electric Vehicles

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

California is always a leader in mitigating and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in coordination with our climate change mitigation policies as outlined in AB32. UC Berkeley, one of the ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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EVs with PVs: Analysis of Electric Vehicle Integration at Stanford University Using Solar PV Panels

  • Stanford University (CA)

As electric vehicles (EVs) are growing in popularity, Stanford University realizes that there may be great value in providing EV charging spots on campus for commuters and residents who switch ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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The Feasibility and Benefits of Biodiesel at the University Level (The University of Florida)

  • University of Florida (FL)

This paper was written after a year of researching biodiesel at the university level as well as visiting major biodiesel facilities in the Southeast. The intention of the paper and ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Sustainable Campus Transportation

  • University of Manitoba (MB)

The University of Manitoba promotes sustainability on campus. Sustainable campus transportation improvements were considered through case study analysis and interpretation of potential implementation for the University. Possible solutions topressing campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Sustainable Transportation Policy at Cal Poly Pomona: An Alternative Outlook

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

This report documents an initiative to create a sustainable transportation policy that would reduce the amounts of students who travel to campus alone by private vehicle at California Polytechnic University ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Alternative Class Scheduling

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona has the ability of reducing their 2010 emissions by 5% of the class set baseline by using a bottom up multi-faceted strategic approach. A combination ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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The Politics and Economics of Parking on Campus

Universities have tried almost every possible way to deal with the shortage of campus parking: lotteries, hunting licenses, first-come-first-served, waiting lists, seniority, and need-based systems. As another way to eliminate ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Campus commuting: Barriers to walking and bicycling use in a university town

  • Clemson University (SC)

Amongst the growing calls for environmental sustainability comes the frequently-expressed desire to increase the use of non-motorized modes of transportation for commuting. However, walking and bicycling are only viable commuting ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Transportation Demand Management at the University of Toronto: Context and Financial Feasibility

  • University of Toronto (ON)

This study was conducted as a second year Research Opportunity Program at the University of Toronto from October 2006 to April 2007. The scope of the project encompasses research from ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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UC Davis Alternative Transportation and Parking Investment Study

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The purpose of this study is to examine the potential for the University of California at Davis (UCD) to invest in expanding its alternative transportation programs (ATP) as a means ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Social Sustainability of Alternate Transportation Modes at the University of British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

A clear understanding of the social factors that influence transportation choice will enable the University of British Columbia to improve the existing portfolio of demand management strategies, including the student ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Benefits of Campus Transit Pass: Study of Students' Willingness to Pay for Proposed Mandatory Transit Pass Programs

  • Western Washington University (WA)

The problem of estimating the expected net benefits of an unlimited-access campus transit pass, which would also fund an increase in critically needed services, is an example of the problem ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Transportation-focused Generic Environmental Impact Statement

  • Cornell University (NY)

Addresses potential transportation impacts of Cornell population growth over next ten years.

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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University of Washington U-Pass 2006 Report

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Each year the Transportation Office publishes an annual report about the U-PASS program. This publication provides information for measuring the program’s performance during the year; highlights its activities, initiatives ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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U-Pass at the University of British Columbia: Lessons for Effective Demand Management in the Campus Context

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

U-Pass at the University of British Columbia: Lessons for Effective Demand Management in the Campus Context (2005) draws on the U-Pass program at the University of British Columbia to provide ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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U-Pass Review: Final Report

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Student U-Pass programs were implemented in September 2003 at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU). Each of these U-Pass agreements were implemented under agreements between ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Car-Sharing: Where and How it Succeeds Final Report

  • Transportation Research Board (DC)

TCRP Report 108: Car-Sharing: Where and How It Succeeds will be of interest to individuals, organizations, and communities who are interested in knowing more about car-sharing and to those who ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Designing a Preferential Carpool Parking Program to Effectively Reduce Parking Demand and Traffic Congestion on University Campuses

  • University of South Florida (FL)

This paper addresses the development of preferential carpool parking programs in a university setting, as a strategy to work toward pre-determined goals such as improving mobility, reducing parking demand, decreasing ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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A Transit Pass in Everyone's Hand? - Implementing Unlimited Access Pass Programs as a Strategy to Increase Transit Ridership

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Unlimited Access Pass (UAP) Programs -- arrangements between transit agencies and universities that provide transit passes to group members at a heavily discounted rate through a group purchase program -- have become ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Solving Campus Parking Shortages: New Solutions for an Old Problem

Universities and colleges across the country are faced with growth in the campus population and the loss of surface parking lots for new buildings. The response of many institutions is ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities: Issues, Examples, Solutions

Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities presents a comprehensive examination of techniques available to manage transportation in campus communities. Authors Will Toor and Spenser W. Havlick give readers the understanding they ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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The Road Less Traveled: Sustainable Transportation for Campuses

Provides a survey of innovative approaches to campus transportation in the United States. Explains that the high costs of parking expansion have propelled many institutions toward a transportation demand management ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Sustainable Transportation Planning on College Campuses

In the last decade, campus planners in the US have been struggling to provide access and mobility without destroying campus qualities as distinct communities. The purpose of this paper is ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Universal Transit Passes in Canada

  • Saint Mary's University (NS)
  • University of Victoria (BC)
  • Western University (ON)

At a time of increasing financial pressures and heightened competition among institutions, many Canadian universities and colleges are also tackling a new and difficult question: How to make campuses, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Fare-Free Public Transit at Universities: An Evaluation

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Universities and public transit agencies in the United States have together invented an arrangement—called Unlimited Access—that provides fare-free transit service for all students (and, on some campuses, faculty ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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An Economic Analysis of the Effects of the U-Pass on Transit and Single-Occupant Vehicle Ridership

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Public Transit and Single-Occupant Vehicles (SOV) are the most common modes of transportation to UBC. The UBC Trek Centre, which is the university’s Transportation Planning Department, implemented the U-pass ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Unlimited Access at Tulane and Other Universities

  • Tulane University (LA)

Unlimited Access programs, in which a university gives a lump sum to a transit authority in exchange for mass ridership, have shown to be highly beneficial at other universities and ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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University Transportation Survey: Transportation in University Communities

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Universities and transit agencies across the United States have been finding innovative new ways of providing and financing mobility services on and around university campuses. Many transit agencies are providing ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Green Parking Lots at UConn's New Football Stadium

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The “green” parking lots at UConn’s Rentschler Field are just the latest and most visible example in Connecticut of developers and municipalities adopting a more environmentally sound approach for ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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UVM Bus Fleet Emission Analysis

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The objective of this study is to provide an estimate of the tailpipe emissions of the University of Vermont’s campus bus fleet and alternatives to the fleet. Mobile source ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Transportation on College and University Campuses: A Synthesis of Transit Practice

  • Transportation Research Board (DC)

Many college communities, both in traditional "college towns" and in large urban areas, have implemented or are studying policies to manage parking, provide transit, and shift mode choice. Some have ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Dynamic Ridesharing: Background and Options for UBC

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Dynamic ridesharing, also called real-time ridesharing or single-trip ridesharing, differs from regular carpooling and vanpooling in that ridesharing is arranged for one-time trips rather than for trips made on a ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Sustainable transportation and land use planning at Simon Fraser University: A case study of the Burnaby Mountain Campus

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

This study examines the feasibility of developing a Sustainable Transportation Plan that aims to reduce single-occupant vehicle (SOV) trips to and from Simon Fraser University's (SFU) Burnaby Mountain Campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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The Alma Mater Society Bicycle Co-operative

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The AMS Bicycle society consists of almost 500 members of the University of British Columbia’s undergraduate and graduate student population as well as the university’s staff, faculty, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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UBC Carpool Strategy Recommended Incentive/Discount Program

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The TREK Program Centre is UBC’s Transportation Planning Department. Committed to increasing transportation choices in addition to reducing SOV traffic to and from the UBC community by 20%, the ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Can CU Grow Without Adding Cars?

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The answer may well be yes, based upon the experience at other major research institutions around the country. Stanford University has grown by 2 million square feet of new building ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Finding a New Way: Campus Transportation for the 21st Century

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

This resource guide profiles success stories at campuses across the country to illustrate specific examples of what Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs can do. The guide also addresses possible pitfalls ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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UBC TREK Program Evaluation: Costs, Benefits and Equity Impacts of a University of TDM Program

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The University of British Columbia is implementing TREK, a transportation demand management (TDM) program to encourage more efficient travel to the university campus. The program’s objectives are to reduce ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Unlimited Access

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

"Unlimited Access" is the name that several universities have given to programs where their student identification cards serve as transit passes. University transit pass programs increase mobility and reduce vehicle ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Development of a Bike Path Management System for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Bicycle transportation is an integral part of most college and university campuses. Bike network paths thus represent a sizable investment of operational funds for these institutions. The efficiency of bike ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Green Campuses: Cutting the Environmental Cost of Commuting

This paper outlines the impacts of transport on the environment and stresses how, for higher education institutions (referred to as ‘universities’ here), these are dominated by commuting by private car ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

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